Eric Flint's 1632 & Beyond: Alternate History Stories

Volume 3 #10: The Impact of Mechanization on German Farms

Previous / Next The Impact of Mechanization on German Farms Karen Bergstralh What will happen when Grantville introduces nineteenth-century farm equipment to seventeenth-century farmers? Will there be a rapid adaptation of the new machines followed by a similarly rapid increase in productivity? Will this in turn lead to an equally rapid decrease in the numbers […]

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Volume 3 #8: Euterpe, Episode 2

Previous / Next Euterpe, Episode 2 Enrico M. Toro To Father Thomas Fitzherbert SJ of theIllustrissimus Collegium Anglicanum in RomeFrom Maestro Giacomo Carissimi inThuringen Gardens, GrantvilleAugust 1633 Very Reverend Father, I am sorry it took so long to write you again, but a journey through Europe in these days is everything but short and comfortable. […]

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Volume 3 #6: Hobson’s Choice

Previous / Next Hobson’s Choice Francis Turner Cambridge, England1632 AD A hesitant knock at the door disturbed the summer afternoon of study and desultory argument. “Who is it?” asked Thomas Healey. The door opened and a skinny but well-dressed youth, much encumbered with baggage, stood in the dimly lit, cramped landing. Standing next to him […]

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Volume 3 #4: Other People’s Money

Previous / Next Other People’s Money Gorg HuffI When Sarah Wendell had agreed to go out with David Bartley, it had seemed like a good idea at the time. She had totally forgotten that she was months away from her sixteenth birthday. The Wendell house rule was no dating till sixteen. Remembering that little detail […]

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Volume 3 #3: The Sound of Music

Previous / Next The Sound of Music David Carrico Franz Sylwester, one-time violinist in the chapel ofthe archbishop of MainTo Friedrich Braun, journeyman instrument crafterfor Master Hans Riebeck, in MainzOn the nineteenth day of January in theyear of our Lord 1633 Greetings, my friend, I am sure by now that you have despaired of hearing […]

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Volume 3 #2: Pastor Kastenmayer’s Revenge

Previous / Next Pastor Kastenmayer’s Revenge Virginia DeMarce April 1635 Ludwig Kastenmayer would never forget the day. April 11, 1634, by the reckoning of these up-timers, who had adopted the pope’s calendar. The day that one of them had stolen his daughter. It was the worst thing that had happened to him since Count Ludwig […]

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